(FreedomBeacon.com)- Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Florida) expressed his opinion in a tweet on Wednesday that the United States government needs to “bomb” the Sinaloa drug cartel in Mexico because of the excess of fentanyl entering the United States from Mexico.
During his testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, the Republican from Florida provided extensive commentary on the lethal substance.
Gaetz said it irks him whenever he hears someone talk about fentanyl overdoses because “no one overdoses on fentanyl because I don’t think anybody sets out to score some fentanyl for a good time.”
According to Gaetz, it is now more difficult to obtain drugs like cocaine because of their popularity.
But, he added that people don’t set out to use fentanyl and because it’s something “we don’t want in our country, we should be quite capable of stopping it.”
On Twitter, the Washington Examiner shared a section of Gaetz’s views. Gaetz retweeted the post and added a recommendation: to attack the most powerful drug cartel in Mexico by bombing it.
Gaetz is not the first Republican to propose sending members of the armed forces of the United States into Mexico to combat drug cartels. It has been alleged that former President Donald Trump offered this concept in 2019, but his advisors strongly advised him against carrying it out.
After members of drug cartels killed nine Americans, President Trump posted on Twitter that the United States was ready to assist Mexico in its fight against its “monsters.” The President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, did not accept his proposal.
According to officials, Trump has also pressured his senior aides to send troops into Mexico to hunt down drug gangs. This would be similar to how American commandos have hunted and killed terrorists in Afghanistan or Pakistan.
The only thing that caused Trump to change his mind about ordering military raids inside Mexico was when advisers suggested that to the majority of the world, it could look like the United States was committing an act of war against one of its closest allies, which is also its biggest trading partner, officials said. This is what caused Trump to hesitate.